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  • 67th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade

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    Name: 67th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade
    Date: May 16, 2015
    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
    Event Description:

    The Armed Forces Day parade held in Bremerton is the largest and longest running Armed Forces Day Parade in the nation. This year is the 67th year of the event held on the third Saturday in May in Downtown Bremerton. This event includes a Hero's Barbeque that provides a free hot dog, chips and soda meal to all Active-duty, Reserve, Retired and Veteran.


    • The parades annual attendance is 25,000 - 30,000 people from all over Western Washington.
    • Entries have come from as far away as Oregon and Spokane to participate in this event.
    • The parade includes all branches of the military, police and firefighters, pageant queens, commercial businesses, car clubs and more.
    • The number of High School and Jr. High/Middle School marching units has grown every year.
    Parade Entries
    • Please download the proper application!
    • ALL fields must be filled out! No Script- no entry to the Parade
    • Military, Veteran groups, and School Bands, drill teams, flag corps, etc. will be in the Parade at no charge
    • Commercial entries have an entry fee of $150
    • Non-Profit orgs, Clubs, and Car/Motorcycle clubs have an entry fee of $25 (there are some exceptions for clubs who provide rides for dignitaries)
    • The Parade route is the same as last year!
    • Feel free to call (360)479-3579 with questions
    • Entries can be mailed to: Bremerton Chamber of Commerce, 286 4th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337
    • Entries can also be scanned and emailed to staff@bremertonchamber.org, or faxed to (360) 479-1033
    • If you choose to pay your fees with a credit card on the scanned or faxed application please include the credit card billing address
    • After the application is approved and entered into the system, you will receive an email with a receipt or invoice

    Parade Booths
    • 5th Street Booths are available for a charge of $160
    • To register and pay for a booth space click here
    • Follow the instructions on the bottom right of the page
    • Prior to the Parade, the Chamber will contact you via email with instructions for set up
    • Booth spaces are 10'x 10' 
    • Booths should be fully set up by 8:00 am on the day of the Parade
    Event Sponsors:
    • Kitsap Credit Union
    • Cashamerica
    • Navy Federal Credit Union
    • General Dynamics NASSCO
    Downtown Bremerton
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